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Five JAMS Panelists Named as 2023 Southern California Super Lawyers

Annual list recognizes leading legal professionals for their outstanding work and accomplishments

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Irvine, Calif. – JAMS, the largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services worldwide, is pleased to announce that five JAMS panelists have been named 2023 Southern California Super Lawyers in the Alternative Dispute Resolution category. In addition, Deborah Crandall Saxe, Esq., and Joan B. Kessler, Esq., Ph.D., were included in the Women’s Edition, which spotlights women selected to the Southern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

We congratulate each neutral on this recognition and are proud to have them on our panel in Southern California. They are respected among their legal industry peers for their creativity, aptitude for complex legal cases and dedication to the craft.

- Chris Poole, JAMS CEO

The following JAMS neutrals were named as 2023 Southern California Super Lawyers:

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Each year, no more than 5% of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area.

The full digital issue of Southern California Super Lawyers 2023 can be viewed here.

About JAMS – Local Solutions. Global Reach.

Founded in 1979, JAMS is the largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution services worldwide. JAMS successfully resolves and manages business and legal disputes by providing efficient, cost-effective and impartial ways to overcome barriers at any stage of conflict. JAMS offers customized in-person, virtual and hybrid resolution services locally and globally through a combination of industry-specific experience, first-class client service, the latest technology and highly trained mediators and arbitrators.

With a roster of over 400 neutrals and 30 locations, JAMS resolves thousands of the world’s important cases every year. JAMS neutrals are adept at managing the resolution process whether they are conducting in-person, virtual or hybrid hearings.

More information is available at, and you can connect with us on TwitterLinkedInFacebook and our JAMS ADR blog. To learn about diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives at JAMS, visit

Featured People

Bruce A. Friedman, Esq.
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Commercial
  • Class Action & Mass Tort
  • Cybersecurity & Privacy
  • Employment Law
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • Environmental Law
  • Financial Markets
  • Insurance
  • International & Cross-Border
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
Kenneth C. Gibbs, Esq.
  • Business Commercial
  • Construction
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Engineering & Construction
  • Insurance
  • International & Cross-Border
  • Surety
  • Real Property
Joan B. Kessler, Esq., Ph.D.
  • Accounting Finance
  • Business Commercial
  • Employment Law
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • Estate Probate Trusts
  • Health Care
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property

Media Contact

For further information, please contact:

Kristine Snyder

JAMS Director, Public Relations & Content 

+1 949-224-4614 (Direct Dial)

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